Member countries of the European Union (EU) are considering presenting a common political stance as soon as possible on the crisis in Egypt.
EU diplomats in Brussels on Friday said an emergency meeting of foreign ministers would probably take place early next week. The Political and Security Affairs Committee of the European Union is meeting in Brussels on Monday.
A spokesperson for EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton said such a procedure in this regard is possible.
According to the current EU agenda, it is scheduled to hold a meeting with foreign ministers on 6 and 7 September in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania.
Several EU foreign ministers have asked to meet before then to consult on the latest developments in Egypt.
Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm